Thursday, October 28, 2010

Silver Awardees Send Medical Supplies to Africa

Pictured: Diandra, Dr. Nancy Smelser and Ashley
Diandra, Rachel and Ashley of Girl Scout Troop 135 in Florence wanted to help sick children for their Silver Award project. They partnered with the Tanzania Christian Clinic which provides medical care to the Maasai tribe in Tanzania, Africa. To educate their community of the clinic’s needs, the girls spoke to local groups, made posters and posted information on Facebook. The girls held a supply drive at their school, Mars Hill Bible School, in Rogersville. In addition, they held bake sales and a carwash and raised support from their local church members. They were able to provide all the supplies to Dr. Danny Smelser who will personally deliver the supplies to the clinic.

The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. This award symbolizes a Girl Scout Cadette’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and community activities as she matures and works to better her life and the lives of others.